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The extra woman : how Marjorie Hillis led a generation of women to live alone and like it

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First edition.

You've met the extra woman: she's sophisticated, she lives comfortably alone, she pursues her passions unabashedly, and--contrary to society's suspicions--she really is happy. Despite multiple waves of feminist revolution, today's single woman is still mired in judgment or, worse, pity. But for a brief, exclamatory period in the late 1930s, she was all the rage. A delicious cocktail of cultural history and literary biography, The Extra Woman transports us to the turbulent and transformative years between suffrage and the sixties, when, thanks to the glamorous grit of one Marjorie Hillis, single women boldly claimed and enjoyed their independence.

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Lyons Public Library 305.42 SCU (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781631492730
  • ISBN: 163149273X
  • Physical Description: 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Solitary splendor -- "Something to get your teeth into" -- (Not) a question of money -- Setting for a solo act -- Work ends at nightfall -- Mad about New York -- Rosie and Mrs. Roulston -- Starting all over -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
You've met the extra woman: she's sophisticated, she lives comfortably alone, she pursues her passions unabashedly, and--contrary to society's suspicions--she really is happy. Despite multiple waves of feminist revolution, today's single woman is still mired in judgment or, worse, pity. But for a brief, exclamatory period in the late 1930s, she was all the rage. A delicious cocktail of cultural history and literary biography, The Extra Woman transports us to the turbulent and transformative years between suffrage and the sixties, when, thanks to the glamorous grit of one Marjorie Hillis, single women boldly claimed and enjoyed their independence.
Subject: Roulston, Marjorie Hillis.
Roulston, Marjorie Hillis. Live alone and like it.
Single women > United States > History.
Living alone > United States > History.
Feminism > United States > History.


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